I am a textile artist working from my home studio drawing, designing and stitching. My work is about imagination, memories and childhood narratives and is greatly influenced by the visual experience of observing life when I am in Denmark, Norfolk and the South West of England.
I sketch and use these images to draw onto my fabric and create soft sculpture characters and pictures which are then appliquéd and stitched. I also like to source old photographs, contemplating the unknown faces and their life journeys.
I use natural and vintage cottons, linens and embellishments, carefully selecting fabrics, many of which I source from antique textile fairs, particularly patched and worn which embody memories. The colour palette is important as I am constantly inspired by the distilled, muted tones of a Scandinavian landscape, reflecting my cultural heritage as well as an obsessive love of Christmas!